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Streptocarpus cyaneus (100 seeds)


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Streptocarpus cyaneus (Gesneriaceae) This plant is a perennial herb with a horizontal rhizome but no true stem. The leaves are arranged in a loose rosette and grow directly from the base of the plant. They are slightly hairy and measure around 400 mm in length. The main characteristic feature of the flower is a marked yellow stripe in the centre at the base of the corolla, which also has reddish-violet streaks which extend to the lower lobes of the corolla. The colour of the flowers may be white, pink or blue depending on the distribution. Sowing: For seed sowing you can use either seedling mix or normal potting soil. Because the seeds are so tiny it is important to scatter them evenly, using your hands, on the top of the soil medium. Do not cover the seeds with any soil. Give them a gentle watering /spray and then put them into the greenhouse /shade netting area. The trays must be kept within a temperature range of about 20°C. The area must be bright but it must not be exposed to full sun. Always keep the soil moist but not very wet. The tiny seedlings will normally appear within two to three weeks. Locality: Swaziland. Harvest: October 2022